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The Resource States of desire : Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, and the Irish experiment, Vicki Mahaffey

States of desire : Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, and the Irish experiment, Vicki Mahaffey

Label
States of desire : Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, and the Irish experiment
Title
States of desire
Title remainder
Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, and the Irish experiment
Statement of responsibility
Vicki Mahaffey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book is an intimate study of the three giants in Irish literary history: Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, and James Joyce. In addition to constructing a narrative of Ireland's political and literary past, Vicki Mahaffey interweaves the lives and writing of the authors into a portrait of national imagination, shaped not only by a vast cultural and mythic heritage, but also by the hard fact of English political domination
  • States of Desire argues that what people desire is fundamentally connected to how they write and read. Not only do language and narrative shape desire (and vice versa), but because these processes are socially conditioned, some political circumstances, such as those present in Ireland at the turn of the century, foster experimental desire more successfully than others. Mahaffey's contribution to the critical discourse on literary modernism is to assign a political motive to the art of modernist wordplay; in doing so, she offers a more compelling and socially driven version of the oft-told tale of literary modernism
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mahaffey, Vicki
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR8750
LC item number
.M34 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • National characteristics, Irish, in literature
  • English literature
  • Yeats, W. B.
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Joyce, James
  • Ireland
Label
States of desire : Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, and the Irish experiment, Vicki Mahaffey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Oedipal Desire
  • Territorializing and Deterritorializing Desire
  • Wilde's Desire: A Study in Green
  • A Scary Wildman, or Nothing Wilde?
  • Flowers of Green: Ireland, Crime, and Youth
  • Mature Individualism
  • De Profundis: Taming Wilde
  • Pere-version and Im-mere-sion: Parental Corruption
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and the Prohibition of Desire
  • Wilde Im-mere-sions of Desire
  • Introduction: Reading and "Irish" Desire
  • "Horrible Splendour of Desire": The Will of W.B. Yeats
  • Hanrahan's Passion: Hunt as Flight
  • "It Was the Dream Itself Enchanted Me"
  • The Rose
  • Celtic Rosicrucianism
  • A Woman's Rose
  • The Secret Rose
  • The Wind Among the Reeds
  • The Tower and The Winding Stair
  • Joyful Desire: Giacomo Joyce and Finnegans Wake
  • Reading as "Habit"
  • Joyce's War on Status
  • Giacomo Joyce: Joyce and Wunderlich
  • Fascism and Silence: The Coded History of Amalia Popper
  • From Italy to Ireland: The Ambivalence of Men toward Men
  • Female Desire and Power in Finnegans Wake
  • Marriage as "Marrage"
  • "Male and Female Unmask We Hem"
  • Waking Desire
  • Starting Again: Experimental Reading and Desiring
  • Verbal Experimentation in Ireland
  • Iconoclasm as De-siring
  • A Micropolitics of Experiment
  • Fretting Nationalism and Masculinity
  • Beyond Radicalism
Control code
36165232
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 276 pages
Isbn
9780195115925
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96054631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
States of desire : Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, and the Irish experiment, Vicki Mahaffey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Oedipal Desire
  • Territorializing and Deterritorializing Desire
  • Wilde's Desire: A Study in Green
  • A Scary Wildman, or Nothing Wilde?
  • Flowers of Green: Ireland, Crime, and Youth
  • Mature Individualism
  • De Profundis: Taming Wilde
  • Pere-version and Im-mere-sion: Parental Corruption
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and the Prohibition of Desire
  • Wilde Im-mere-sions of Desire
  • Introduction: Reading and "Irish" Desire
  • "Horrible Splendour of Desire": The Will of W.B. Yeats
  • Hanrahan's Passion: Hunt as Flight
  • "It Was the Dream Itself Enchanted Me"
  • The Rose
  • Celtic Rosicrucianism
  • A Woman's Rose
  • The Secret Rose
  • The Wind Among the Reeds
  • The Tower and The Winding Stair
  • Joyful Desire: Giacomo Joyce and Finnegans Wake
  • Reading as "Habit"
  • Joyce's War on Status
  • Giacomo Joyce: Joyce and Wunderlich
  • Fascism and Silence: The Coded History of Amalia Popper
  • From Italy to Ireland: The Ambivalence of Men toward Men
  • Female Desire and Power in Finnegans Wake
  • Marriage as "Marrage"
  • "Male and Female Unmask We Hem"
  • Waking Desire
  • Starting Again: Experimental Reading and Desiring
  • Verbal Experimentation in Ireland
  • Iconoclasm as De-siring
  • A Micropolitics of Experiment
  • Fretting Nationalism and Masculinity
  • Beyond Radicalism
Control code
36165232
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 276 pages
Isbn
9780195115925
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96054631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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